In these excerpts
some stringent editing rules were followed. Each linespace or large capital
letter marks either a major cut in the original text or the start of a new
chapter. Each ellipsis marks a lesser cut. There have been a few deletions of
profanity, all marked by dashes, in conformance with the long-established
policies of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. No other changes have been made, except for the
normal spelling and punctuation corrections that Hemingway would have expected
from any publisher. The text throughout "Miss Mary's Lion" (our title
for the first two parts) appears exactly in the order that it did in the
original. The illustration, too. is completely faithful to the original
situation. Artist Jack Brusca worked, in every case, from photographs taken by
either Mary or Ernest Hemingway on the 1953 safari.
Writers are crazy,
says Hemingway in African Journal.
He is asked if
that is true of all writers.
"Only the good
ones," he answers.
What follows, as
the author of Green Hills, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and The Short Happy Life of
Francis Ma-comber writes once more of Africa, is very sane madness.